Let's keep the record straight on the Governor's transition commission:
In the next few weeks Governor Nathan Deal will be appointing a five member commission to begin the transition process for our new municipality. The formation of this commission is based on section 36-31-8 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.)
Two important excerpts from the Official Code of Georgia:
1) "Any person who is serving as or has served as an interim representative shall be ineligible to qualify for election as a member of the initial governing authority of the new municipality."
2) "The interim representatives shall not have the ability to enter into any binding agreements, to expend public funds, or to incur any liability on behalf of the new municipality."
Additionally, House Bill 636, the Brookhaven City charter states, on line 1313 and 1314:
"The five interim representatives shall include at least one representative who resides in each council district."
So let's be more concerned about the qualifications of the commission members, and less about how they say they voted in the ballot.
We do not know, or should we care, how a resident voted in the referendum.
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